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The tenth annual Leytonstone Arts Trail will feature the work of over 100 artists in more than 40 locations as all manner of venues are transformed into temporary galleries over nine days in July.

Started by a small group in 2008 and entirely self-funded and run by volunteers, the egalitarian entry criteria attract a diverse range of artists from hobbyists to professionals, with ages from primary school to pensioners. Each year evolves its own personality and surprise hits owing to the particular mix of participating artists and hosting organisations.


Cafes, pubs, churches, art studios, a number of homes and even a garden shed within the borders of Leytonstone will host artworks in all media, with an eclectic range of events running alongside throughout.

The Trail will run from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 9th July; visitors are invited to devise their own Trail routes using the maps on the Trail Guide or the website.

Trail events this year include live poetry, performance art, drop-in workshops and a tactile game about life; all are free or very minimal entrance charge.  Again, these are listed on the website and in the Guide so people can plan around their own interests.

This year, two large clusters of Trail locations are at the top of the High Road, making an ideal walk from the Quakers Meeting House via the North Star down to Leytonstone’s “Art Quarter” around Church Lane with venues including coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants, with further locations spreading out to the borders of the E11 postcodes.

Chris Davies, participating artist said:
“What I like about the trail is that it brings a rich variety of visual arts to Leytonstone – this has an uplifting effect on a great number of people and brings communities together.”


Naoise McGeer, Head of Art at Leytonstone School said:
“The Arts Trail provides our students with the opportunity to have their work viewed alongside successful practising artists in the borough.”

The Trail reaches out to the local community inviting all to enjoy the creative diversity Leytonstone can offer. It makes art accessible to everyone, both as producers and consumers.

The full programme list is available now on and the printed Guide will be available from participating venues later this month.

Further information and a press pack including high resolution versions of the images below can be found at


About us
The Leytonstone Arts Trail is an annual festival of visual arts in Leytonstone run entirely by volunteers. It provides an opportunity for anyone to show their work regardless of age or training. Participants display their work in a variety of venues and the public is invited to enjoy all the exhibitions and events free of charge / at cost­ recovery, so that the Arts Trail increases the enjoyment of all living, working and visiting the area. The Trail has grown each year from 2007; this year has 36 exhibitions and 11 events with over 100 artists participating.

Contact: Siobhan Davies
Twitter: @Leytonstone_Art

Images are displayed on artists listings on the website. Permissions should be sought from individual artists to use images from the website.  Artists contacts are supplied on each listing and generally respond within 24 hrs.

High resolution logos can be downloaded from the website on

Selection of images available via the website


As always if you’re a blogger or an art writer then your coverage, support, news stories and such via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated,

If you’re a gallery, artist or curator please do take a look or come along, come and interact, check out the art and the artists, come and explore what we’re doing

For more information please contact Ellie Scott at Blue Art List or Sean at Cultivate (e.mail – info @ or phone 07713 181633)

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PRESS RELEASE: Gold, one final splash of shining art in the basement this Thursday…


PRESS RELEASE: Gold, one final splash of shining art in the basement this Thursday…

Gold, the final four day splash of a show in the space for this year so they say, the final show of what has been a rather positive year down in that basement art gallery down beneath that busy street over in Dalston, London, N16.  BSMT Space have had a rather good year, somewhere in the middle of that year they celebrated being their underground space for twelve months and then they carried on filling the basement space with a whole array of stimulating art. The focus tends to lean towards the urban side of life, the art of the street, slices of graff, street art, their most recent triumph was a show called Right Side of The Tracks – Rocco, Marr and Chaos,  and a gallery cut in half by rail-yard fencing and the living smell of spray paint – although thoughts letting of “the bombs” at BSMT Space are not afraid to mix things up when they need to. And art does need to be mixed up, rules are for breaking, now and again in needs to be Debased.  Gold is the final show of the year at Dalston’s BSMT Space

SAKI & Bitches

SAKI & Bitches


“BSMT SPACE presents ‘Gold’ our final show of 2016. This four-day splash exhibition will feature a variety of work by a variety of Urban and Contemporary artists, selected to feature this precious metal in all its glory, some artists familiar to the space, some who will be making a debut at the gallery.  Join us on Thursday, December 15th to send off this year in festive BSMT SPACE style. There will be tipple, affordable and collectable art and an opportunity to bask in the gleaming reflection of a menagerie of golden pieces.

Opening night Thursday December 15th, 6-10pm, then Friday to Sunday 12-7pm

“We ask all guests to bring with them on the evening or for the duration of the show a single donation of one of the items listed below. We will be taking all the items to a local food bank to help ensure that, even in a small way, everyone is able to enjoy a bit of comfort over the festive season.  Items required:tinned fruit 400 grams, tea bags 80’s, dried pasta 500g, UHT milk 1 litre, breakfast cereals  Thank you for your support!”



ARTIST INVOLVED: Saki and Bitches, Loli Darko, Stedhead, Neon Savage, Christopher Cachelin, Lost Hills, Tommy Gurr, Sean Worrall, Yvonne Wayling, Ant Carver, Lidwine Titli, Gary Alford, Giusi Tomasello, Joe Sangre, Jane Mutiny, Day Z, George Hathaway, Arturo Garcia de las Heras, Sara Doucette, Carleen de Sozer, Paul Burgoine, The Real Dill, Bareface Art, 616 and Cityzen Kane


BSMT SPACE is at 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 8BH

For more information or images please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List

As always your coverage, support, news stories and coverage via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated

Thanks, Ellie Scott, Blue Art List

The BLUE ART LIST is brought to you by the Cultivate team, you are on this mailing list because we think you might be interested in our occasional news of artists, art shows, events and more. Do please talk to us about what you are doing or if you would like to know more about anything covered via the list. Previous mailouts can be viewed on the Blue Art List website



BLUE ART LIST: PRESS RELEASE No2 – Enter the very colourful world of artist Diane Goldie down in a tunnel this Tuesday

BLUE ART LIST – PRESS RELEASE No2 –  30th Oct 2015

This Tuesday night and throughout the following weekend, you have the opportunity to enter the (very colourful) WORLD OF ARTIST DIANE GOLDIE

Diane Goldie

Diane Goldie

Artist, Feminist, former children’s entertainer and maker of wearable art , Diane Goldie is exhibiting her rather unique world at the Vaults Gallery, Waterloo, SE London from Tuesday 3rd of November. The show runs until Sunday 7th.

Diane Goldie

Diane Goldie

Her world is one of “colour, politics , vibrancy , quirkiness and intrigue”, there are strange crochet anthropomorphic creatures, painted goddess like soft sculptures, life paintings, drawings, puppets , highly charged political feminist paintings, and most of all wearable art, ranging from jewelled textile neck pieces to flamboyant kimonos.

And because Diane believes in the cooperative, she will be including work by her friends (her tribe) including that of renowned outsider artist and Fabulous Fashionista Sue Kreitzman, Stuckist painter Ella Guru, Latex performer extraordinaire and muse, Marnie Scarlet, portrait pop painter John Lee Bird, performance artist Amy Kingsmill, performance costume designer/artist Anne Sophie Cochevelou and many more.

The opening night will feature an anti fashion catwalk in the Leake Street tunnels just outside at 8pm where everyone is encouraged to dress as if no one is watching.

Leake Street tunnel

Leake Street tunnel

THE WORLD OF DIANE GOLDIE featuring Diane Goldie and friends opens on Tuesday November 3rd (6pm until 9pm) at The Vaults, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN with an “Anti Fashion” catwalk at 8pm in the tunnel on Leake Street. The show then runs until November 7th (open 11am until 7pm), entry is free. Expect more coverage from the opening here next week.

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